Chief Executive Officer

RNW Media   

RNW Media is an international digital media organisation, working for social change. We believe in a world in which young people, in all their diversity, confidently claim their rights, assume their place in society and drive social change. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of changemakers by co-creating youth-centred digital media solutions built on data insights and mutual learning experiences. We work with those who, like us, want to unleash the potential of young people aged 15 to 30, using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to young people as our compass.  We work in countries where the human rights of young people are under threat. Connecting with young people through digital media is instrumental in our approach to achieving sustainable, inclusive, and stable societies by 2030.


We are looking for a CEO

In a challenging, international and dynamic environment 

36 hours/week



Purpose of the position

The future CEO will have the exciting task to keep focus on The Big Hairy Audacious Goal and continue building on what is already there, make use of the current momentum and keep driving constructive development, so that by 2030 one billion young people worldwide can make informed decisions, advance their rights and positively affect their societies.


Tasks & responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership to RNW Media;
  • Continuously further develop the strategy of RNW Media, in order to be optimally impactful in a fast changing world, politically, socially and technologically;
  • Represent RNW Media and its mission both nationally and internationally;
  • Lead, develop, and where relevant, grow the RNW Media team so that they are highly capable, confident and credible in fulfilling their responsibilities.


The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate is a strong networker, who is able to spot and forge meaningful connections and build lasting relationships. Is forward thinking, flexible and comfortable with continuous change, enjoys steering RNW Media into the ever-changing future. Is a strong leader for the internal organisation, enjoys building and working with ambitious, internationally oriented and diverse teams. The ideal candidate has an understanding of emerging technologies and is entrepreneurial.



  • Experience with a hands-on, mission driven organisation
  • Experience as an all-round manager
  • Affinity with the themes that RNW Media focuses on
  • International experience and outlook, intercultural skills
  • World citizen, knowledge of the development context.
  • Is prepared to travel several times a year.

How to apply?

This application process is being exclusively cared for by Ebbinge Executive Search. Please submit your CV and cover letter before June 1st, 2023. To apply, please click this link.

Acquisition is not appreciated.